2024 UCPath Projects

How UCSB supports UCPath Roadmap Projects


The system-wide UCPath team strives to improve and advance UCPath functionality regularly and constantly. As UC Santa Barbara's campus support team, we are here to guide you through any planned system updates, whether large or small. Check back often to learn the latest and how UCPath updates may impact your daily work.

Ongoing Projects

Below is a high-level summary of our current ongoing projects. These project descriptions offer a condensed summary of all current or recently completed UCPath Projects. Please be aware that project-specific content is subject to change. Check back periodically to learn more about any campus impact. 

UCPath Center utilizes a release model, with groupings of projects scheduled to go-live simultaneously. Because of this, you will often hear about projects grouped based on their release month. There may still be projects that go-live outside of those releases, and the details can be found below next to each project. 

Current Release Month: July 2024

Recording Link: UCPath July Release Webinar - 5/22/24

Slide Deck: UCPath July 2024 Release - Deck 


     Re-Open Closed Cases in Ask UCPath  

Impacted Application: Salesforce @ UCPath Center

Expected Release Date: April 15, 2024 - Complete

As of Monday, April 15, 2024, the following enhancements are now available to all employees and submitters in the Ask UCPath system:


 Employee Case Assist - Ask UCPath


Impacted Application: Salesforce @ UCPath Center 

Expected Release Date: May 6, 2024

Beginning Monday, May 6, 2024, UCPath will make it easier for employees to submit inquiries. Employees will no longer be required to manually select a topic and category when submitting an inquiry via Ask UCPath.


 Rewrite General Ledger Assessments 

Impacted Module: General Ledger (GL)

Expected Release Date: July 2024

The Rewrite GL Assessments Project is a pivotal initiative designed to modernize and optimize existing General Ledger assessment processes. With a primary focus on enhanced configurability, the project aims to implement configurable GL business rules and reduce assessment complexity.

     Modernize Former Employee Portal

Impacted Module: Former Employee Portal

Expected Release Date: July 2024

The Modernize Former Employee Portal Project will replace and strengthen the authentication process for former employees needing access to UCPath. This Access allows former employees to retrieve their payroll and tax information once their location user accounts have been closed. 

     Submit on Behalf of (SOBO) Case Assist - Ask UCPath

Impacted Application: Salesforce @ UCPath Center

Expected Release Date: July, 2024

The purpose of this project is to simplify, standardize, and improve the case management user experience for Submitters by creating an intuitive case submission form. This includes automatic case category automation. 

  Deploy Fluid in TAM 

Impacted Module: Talent Acquisition Management (TAM)

Expected Release Date: July 2024

The Talent Acquisition Manager (TAM) module of UCPath for Staff (non-student) recruiting will transition to the new Fluid operating interface.  This project is an extension of the Fluid Improved Navigation (FIN) project implemented in October 2022, modernizing UCPath's look, feel, and navigation functionality.  Expect that FIT will bring the same modernization to the TAM user and applicant experience

Webinar Details:


 Gender Identity and Pronouns 

Impacted Module: All Modules 

Expected Release Date: July 2024

The gender identity and pronoun (GIP) project is the next phase of the Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) policy.  This undertaking aligns nomenclature and options to reflect how the workforce can self-identify their gender, sexual orientation, and pronoun preferences. While the collection process will be automated for users signing into UCPath, these identifications are voluntary, and employees can decline to state as they deem appropriate. Therefore, such selections are not displayed or otherwise viewable on UCPath system pages to administrative users.  


Recording Link: GIP Info Session Recording - 6/5/24

Slide Deck: GIP Info Session - Deck 

   Improve Accrual Management 

Impacted Module: Absence Management

Expected Release Date: Delayed 

The Improve Accruals Management project will enable the UCPath production team to calculate and display accurate accrual balances for employees who have had multiple jobs and/or changes in pay frequencies. This will also position UCPath to provide more timely processing by reducing manual efforts. 

This project will also reduce/eliminate customizations, moving towards delivered functionality providing for more accurate and timely accrual balances, as well as utilizing industry best practices as they evolve. 

  UCPath Direct Entry

Impacted Module: Workforce Administration 

Expected Release Date: November 2024

Provide an enhanced process for locations to enter new hires for Employees, Contingent Workers, and Concurrent Hires directly into UCPath with an approval framework.